Archive for August, 2014

Aug 27 2014

Just For Laughs

Published by under Tamil Cinema

Cinema’s mission has always been to entertain and it has long been said that people forget their own troubles for the 2 1/2 hours that they spend in a darkened theater. If one goes by that statement, we could say that comedy films truly exemplify that objective since they entertain viewers by making them laugh […]

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Aug 25 2014

Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam

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Though there have been times when he pandered unabashedly to the front-benchers(a recent example would be Pacha Kuthirai), Parthiban, in the films like Housefull and Kudaikkul Mazhai that he directed, has always displayed a willingness to experiment, to deliver stories that were different from the usual. He continues this in Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam where, […]

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Aug 20 2014

Jigarthanda

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Notwithstanding the genre-altering twist near the end, Karthik Subburaj’s first film Pizza was, for the most part, a straightforward horror film that expertly did its job of scaring us. But the young filmmaker ups the ante for his sophomore feature Jigarthanda. Mixing genres with abandon and filling the film with both meta aspects and odes […]

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Aug 18 2014

Anjaan

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

After Lingusamy turned to commercial cinema with his second film, he has been a consistent masala film director delivering well-packaged entertainers like Run, Sandakkozhi, Paiyaa and Vettai. So, much was expected from his team-up with Suriya who, after showing promise by taking on some interesting characters early in his career, has also settled into a […]

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Aug 14 2014

Coming Soon – Anjaan

Published by under Preview,Tamil Cinema

After a strong start that saw films from both Ajith and Vijay arriving for Pongal, Tamil cinema hasn’t seen many ‘event’ movies – movies headlined by one of our top-rung stars or helmed by a big-name director – so far in 2014. Our ‘lesser’ stars(like Dhanush and Vishal) and an exciting new generation of directors […]

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Aug 05 2014

Sathuranga Vettai

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Just as heist movies succeed or fail based on the strength of the heists depicted, movies about conmen and their cons succeed or fail based on how well the cons themselves are staged. In that respect Sathuranga Vettai starts off a little weakly but recovers before its too late to turn into an exciting and […]

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